At Your House
In 1993, after
making the choice to no longer record for traditional record
companies, Michael took some time to find a new path. At
Your House was his first release on his own reinstated
label, Desert Rain Records. He had long played many solo
acoustic performances and decided it was a good time to
record something simple and acoustic. It became one of his
most popular albums, in part, because of the intimacy of it.
He opens up the disc with an invitation, "Hey, nice place
you've got here! Mind if I play some tunes?" And then he
breaks into a playlist of new and formerly released songs,
all with a certain flavor that only the solo-acoustic
version can capture. You feel like he's just walked into
your living room and started singing for you, hence the
album title; At Your House.